MaryAnn Theresa Proctor was born on May 31st, 1939, in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Clarence Proctor and to Josephine Iacapino, and passed away on May 11th, 2023, in Arlington, Texas, at the age of 83 years old.
MaryAnn lived with her huge extended family in New Jersey until she joined the U.S. Navy in 1961. She worked as an EKG and BMR technician at the U.S.Navy Hospital in San Diego, California, where she met and married John Presley. She was honorably discharged in 1963. She was a stay-at-home mom and raised her family through more than 10 military relocations, until her children were teenagers. She then rejoined the workforce as a secretary for various employers over the years, until she retired from NASJRB Fort Worth Carswell Reserve Station in 2001.
MaryAnn loved shopping, traveling, puzzles and watching old movies. Her most cherished activity was visiting with friends and family, either in person, or on the phone, especially her children.
MaryAnn was a wonderful, silly, funny, kind and giving person. She never met a stranger and would literally talk to anyone. She had a wicked sense of humor, loved to laugh and would get into fits of contagious giggles if something really tickled her.
MaryAnn is preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Clarence, by her sisters, Josephine, Angeline, Florence, Ruth and Anne-Marie, and by her brothers, Pete and Charlie.
MaryAnn is survived by her children, JoAnn Presley, of New Jersey, Karen Presley, of Texas, and John Presley, of Texas, by her sisters, Joan and Rosemary, by her brothers, John, William and Joseph, and by her extended family and dear friends.
A mass for the repose of MaryAnn’s soul was held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She will be buried at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to your favorite charity in MaryAnn's name, and to hug your loved ones tightly.
Mom's favorite saying was: "Don't give importance to unimportant things. The only things that really matter in life are family, friends and love."
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